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Pros: Overall Appeal
Cons: Everyone wants to sit behind the wheel
Advice: Go for it, and be prepared to waitI have 3000 miles on my Electric Blue Cooper S, and I still can't get over the fact it's mine! I spend nearly all my free time driving, or raving about it! After years of driving fast, little cars including the GTI, I must say driving a MINI is the most fun I've ever had!
Pros: The Six Speed Manual
Cons: The Looks from other drivers
Advice: Buy ItI love this vehicle.
Pros: Navigation Control
Cons: Some plastic components on the dash.
Advice: If you want fun this is the car for you.If you want to get looks, buy a Mini Cooper. Not only is it a unique look, but it is a blast to drive. It handles like a dream, has a great warranty, and it is fun, fun, fun. It is backed by BMW quality. Outstanding car.
Advice: Buy itIts a MINI
Advice: dont pay more than MsRPPleasure to drive and it feel s like its on rails. I cant wait to increase the performance of the lackluster motor..
Advice: put one in storage for your kids (in case they don't make them anymore in a few years.I test drove both models. Settled for the regular Cooper. Found it powerfull enough for the speed limits we have to abide to. I lived in Europe for 16 years till 1973 and remember well (nostalgically) the early versions. Some uninformed and younger people that have never been exposed to the ultimate Mini experience of back then can just look at this new version that I consider outstanding and totally miss the excitement. Fine. But I get the impression that lots of others will get it and will not miss the opportunity to again enjoy this wonderfull car. The quality and price are in sinc. It is that evident.
Pros: Driving position. And I am 6'3
Cons: No electronic compass.
Advice: You can buy themThis car is amazing! I had a 'S' on order and instead chose the base car. It has plenty of pep and revs freely. The ride is really great, solid feeling. And it really absorbs the uneven streets of downtown Chicago. I was on a waiting list for over a year and was about to get my 'S' when I found my base car, on the show room floor, unsold, not accounted for! I paid sticker. My girlfriend just bought one. Coming in 6 weeks. She's paying sticker and was not on any list. I can't say enough about this car. Really featured packed for the price, and more noticable than Porsches. All this fun for $22,000.